Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape, A
fade in to dramatically lit plastic model of "Nipper," the RCA dog
A film demonstrating the advantages of the new tape cartridge, its precision, compact qualities, and cost efficiency, in comparison to albums and tape reels, which recorded music at a quicker rate.
animation sequence demonstrating advantage of four track tapes over two track tapes
A couple with girl in front of RCA Victor
Closeup of tape being flipped over by woman, displaying the scale of these giant cassettes
Girl in puffy dress is given permission by idealistic couple (man is holding a pipe) to turn the tape over, followed by shots of the adults looking extremely pleased
"most exciting home entertainment center for the entire family".
Ceramic Nipper (the RCA dog, corporate logo) and phonograph
Woman gets up from chair and changes tape on her stereo tape player.
Introduction and CU of first tape cartridge. First cassette cartridge.
CU 45 rpm records stacked on record changer.
CU reel to reel tape recorder.
CU counter numbers changing on tape recorder.
CU stereo cabinet
Family listens to new stereo system
CU cartridge on tape deck.
Little girl changes cartridge on a tape player.
Family on couch.
Ken Smith sez: RCA introduces the tape cassette, years ahead of its time. What makes this film enjoyable is that the cassettes are pastel pink and as big as a brick. A companion film to Living Stereo (they were shot at the same time), this is more interesting because of its bizarre product. Some references to 8-tracks and auto-reverse.
ELECTRONICS AUDIO SOUND TAPE RECORDING
Subject: Historically informative
I had finally gotten my parents to buy a monaural hifi in 1957, and then a stereo came out a couple of years later.
Subject: I bought one on a flee market
this is a must see on the Archive!
Subject: Recording tape history
Subject: Them sure are big cassettes!
This is also paired with "Living Stereo" (which I've reviewed already)
Subject: Sweet machines
By the way, the first half of this is identical to another film here, "Living Stereo".
Subject: Beautiful presentation of "stereo" & precursor of cassettes